flowers & lawn (2 questions)
# 1- I did not clean out my flower beds last fall; when will be the best time to clean them out now? #2 - How early can we rake our lawn? Thank You!
Anoka County Minnesota
1. Wait until after the last cold snap and then you should be fine. Try to wait until the temps won't get down into the teens overnight before uncovering.
2. You can lightly broom rake as soon at the underlying soil is not muddy, hard raking needs to wait until the soil is dry enough to stop grass plants from tearing out of the soil.